Family News from the Nest

English Landing Elementary School

Thursday, November 4, 2016

Lifetouch Picture Retake ERROR!

Lifetouch Picture Retake Day has been moved to Thursday, November 10, 2016. We apologize for any extra challenge this creates for you.

Our school office received two different dates from Lifetouch including a verbal communication of retakes taking place on November 4, 2016 and then a written communication sharing the date of November 10, 2016. Classroom teachers have collected the student packets which were returned today for picture retakes and so students just need to bring their beautiful Eagle SMILE next week!

What's Happening at the NEST?

Thursday, November 10, 2016: Lifetouch Picture Retake Day!

Thursday, November 10, 2016: Thanksgiving LUNCH RSVP Due Date!

Thursday, November 10, 2016: Elementary Early Release Day!

School Dismissed at 1:30pm

Friday, November 11, 2016: English Landing Spirit Day!

(Wear EL Spirit Wear or School Colors: Red, White, Blue)

Friday, November 11, 2016: Veterans Day Event (9:00-9:45am)

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Career Share for the Guys: Second Grade

Tuesday, was another Career Share Day at English Landing! Mr. Davidson, one Career Share visitor, spent time with his daughter in second grade. We had 21 classroom visitors join us on Tuesday. Thanks for supporting our Career Share for the Guys program!

Photo taken by student SMORE leader, Eden Gilly

{REMEMBER: We have our Career Share for the Gals taking place second semester!}

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Repeat: Preparing for Thanksgiving Lunch

The annual Thanksgiving Lunch will be held on November 17, 2016 and grade levels will follow the regular lunch time schedule. If you will be joining your child for the Thanksgiving Lunch, please call the English Landing office at 359-4370 before November 10, 2016 to RSVP for this event. Any guests joining us for the Thanksgiving Lunch will pay $3.30. This lunch amount is the same for both adults and children. Only students enrolled at English Landing are able to eat the Thanksgiving Lunch for the regular student rate of $2.35. You may pay in advance, at the door, or have the cost deducted from your child’s lunch account. Please have exact change or a check payable to English Landing. Thank you!

English Landing T-Shirt Sales! ($10.00)

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Major Saver Cards: PH Education Foundation Fundraiser Begins!

The Park Hill School District Education Foundation is once again offering Major Saver cards for sale through the Park Hill elementary and middle schools. Students will receive the sales packets starting on Wednesday, November 2nd and will be selling the $15 cards featuring 20 Buy-One-Get-One Free offers until Monday, November 14th. Proceeds from the sales of the discount cards directly support the participating schools and the activities of the Park Hill School District Education Foundation.

The 2016 participating restaurants/establishments include: Price Chopper, Power Play, Abuelo’s, SPIN Pizza, Culver’s, Yogurtini, 54th Street, Papa Murphy’s, Planet Sub, I-X-T-A-P-A Mexican Cuisine, Kate’s Kitchen, Luna Azteca, Small Cakes, Pizza Shoppe, Granite City, Dickey’s BBQ, Jiffy Lube, Jaeger’s, Mr. Goodcents and Park Hill’s Community Education.

Major Saver cards can be purchased via cash, check or online at from local elementary and middle school students. Major Saver cards purchased online can be credited back to a particular student and school. All cards purchased online will be mailed directly to the customer.

Major Saver cards can also be purchased, and credited to a student, through the Major Saver App. Once the free app is downloaded to an Android or iOS device, buyers can choose a Major Saver card through the “buy cards” tab on the app. Once the buyer completes the transaction the offers will be stored in the Major Saver App. Patrons can then redeem offers directly from the app and do not need a physical card.

Major Saver discourages students from going door to door and stresses safe selling techniques during their presentation. The company encourages students to sell to parents, grandparents, church patrons, family friends, and to always make sure their parents are involved. Major Saver is a proud member of the Association of Fundraising Distributors & Suppliers (AFRDS).

More information can be found on the Park Hill School District Education Foundation website at

Thank you for your continued support!

Major Saver Sales: PH Education Foundation

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Remaining 2016-2017 Evening Grade Level Music Programs

Fourth Grade: Thursday, November 17, 2016: 7pm “Joust!”

Third Grade: Thursday, December 15, 2016: 7pm “When I Grow Up”

Second Grade: Thursday, February 16, 2017: 7pm “Hats”

First Grade: Thursday, March 9, 2017: 7pm “Squirm”

Kindergarten: Thursday, April 13, 2017: 7pm “Baby Beluga”

2016-2017 Elementary School Hours

8:20am First Bell Rings and Students Go To Grade Level Classroom

8:40am Tardy Bell Rings and School Officially Begins

3:30pm Evening Dismissal

Save the Dates: 2016-2017 Park Hill Elementary Early Release Dates

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Park Hill STAR Awards

Park Hill Star Award

Our employees are the reason we are so successful here in the Park Hill School District, and we would like to recognize them for all they do for our students.

That is why we present the Park Hill Star award once a month to a pre-K or elementary teacher, a secondary teacher and a support employee.

Anyone can nominate an employee for this award by using the form below. It asks you to share how your nominee demonstrates our district values of continuous improvement, high expectations, integrity, visionary leadership and student focus. You can also share how your nominee supports the goals in our district’s strategic plan.

Please nominate a Park Hill Star today!

Park Hill Star nomination form

English Landing Elementary School - Building School Improvement Focus Areas

District Vision

Building Successful Futures - Each Student - Every Day

English Landing Vision

Our vision is that all English Landing students will meet grade level expectations and demonstrate responsible citizenship.

English Landing Values

1. We will embrace a welcoming climate.

2. Safety will be a priority.

3. Students and staff will strive for excellence.

4. We will promote collaboration and community involvement.

5. Our school will model life skills.

6. Diverse cultures will be respected.

7. We will practice positive communication.

8. Our school will encourage leadership.

English Landing Strategic Focus Areas





English Landing 2016-2017 School Improvement Priority Goals

  • EL STAR testing results will display reading growth (on track or above) that increases from the current Park Hill MODERATE score (Yellow) to meeting the Park Hill GOAL score (Green) on the 2016-2017 English Landing Balanced Scorecard. (Indicator #7)
  • EL Students reporting through semester student surveys My Needs Are Being Met will increase fro 90.4% to 100%. (Indicator #17)
  • EL Families will report they are Involved in their Child's Education will increase from displaying the current Park Hill MODERATE score (Yellow) to meeting the Park Hill GOAL score (Green) on the 2016-2017 English Landing Balanced Scorecard. (Indicator #20)
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